The Number Five Project is a direct access night shelter for homeless men and women over the age of 18. We offer short term emergency accommodation with support. Number Five can accommodate 14 men and 2 women; the shared ladies’ room has en-suite facilities and the remaining rooms are a mixture of shared and single, with 3 shared bathrooms. The initial length of stay is 7 days; this may be extended on an individual basis, depending on the situation.
The project opens every day of the year at 6pm and provides a hot evening meal, hot showers, a bed for the night and breakfast in the morning. We close at 10am daily and are shut throughout the day. Inside we have a communal dining room and TV lounge and we offer 1-2-1 key-worker support to all our residents. We are linked in with the local homeless outreach support team and between our services we offer help with longer term accommodation, benefits, medication and referrals to local specialist agencies, for example, addiction services.